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Morihei Ueshiba

Morihei Ueshiba was a Japanese martial artist and founder of the martial art of aikido. He is referred to as "the founder" Kaiso or Ōsensei, "Great Teacher"; the son of a landowner from Tanabe, Ueshiba studied a number of martial arts in his youth, served in the Japanese Army during the Russo-Japanese War. After being discharged in 1907, he moved to Hokkaidō as the head of a pioneer settlement. On leaving Hokkaido in 1919, Ueshiba joined the Ōmoto-kyō movement, a Shinto sect, in Ayabe, where he served as a martial arts instructor and opened his first dojo, he accompanied the head of the Ōmoto-kyō group, Onisaburo Deguchi, on an expedition to Mongolia in 1924, where they were captured by Chinese troops and returned to Japan. The following year, he had a profound spiritual experience, stating that, "a golden spirit sprang up from the ground, veiled my body, changed my body into a golden one." After this experience, his martial arts skill appeared to be increased. Ueshiba moved to Tokyo in 1926. By now he was comparatively famous in martial arts circles, taught at this dojo and others around Japan, including in several military academies.

In the aftermath of World War II the Hombu dojo was temporarily closed, but Ueshiba had by this point left Tokyo and retired to Iwama, he continued training at the dojo he had set up there. From the end of the war until the 1960s, he worked to promote aikido throughout Japan and abroad, he died from liver cancer in 1969. After Ueshiba's death, aikido continued to be promulgated by his students, it is now practiced around the world. Morihei Ueshiba was born in Nishinotani village, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, on December 14, 1883, the fourth child born to Yoroku Ueshiba and his wife Yuki; the young Ueshiba was raised in a somewhat privileged setting. His father Yoroku was a wealthy gentleman farmer and minor politician, being an elected member of the Nishinotani village council for 22 consecutive years, his mother Yuki was from the Itokawa clan, a prominent local family who could trace their lineage back to the Heian period. Ueshiba was a rather weak, sickly bookish in his inclinations. At a young age his father encouraged him to take up sumo wrestling and swimming and entertained him with stories of his great-grandfather Kichiemon, considered a strong samurai in his era.

The need for such strength was further emphasized when the young Ueshiba witnessed his father being attacked by followers of a competing politician. A major influence on Ueshiba's early education was his elementary schoolteacher Tasaburo Nasu, a Shinto priest and who introduced Ueshiba to the religion. At the age of six Ueshiba was sent to study at the Jizōderu Temple, but had little interest in the rote learning of Confucian education. However, his schoolmaster Mitsujo Fujimoto was a priest of Shingon Buddhism, taught the young Ueshiba some of the esoteric chants and ritual observances of the sect, which Ueshiba found intriguing, his interest in Buddhism was sufficiently great that his mother considered enrolling him in the priesthood, but his father Yoroku vetoed the idea. Ueshiba went to Tanabe Higher Elementary School and to Tanabe Prefectural Middle School, but left formal education in his early teens, enrolling instead at a private abacus academy, the Yoshida Institute, to study accountancy.

On graduating from the academy, he worked at a local tax office for a few months, but the job did not suit him and in 1901 he left for Tokyo, funded by his father. Ueshiba Trading, the stationery business which he opened there, was short-lived. Shortly thereafter he married. In 1903, Ueshiba was called up for military service, he failed the initial physical examination. To overcome this, he stretched his spine by attaching heavy weights to his legs and suspending himself from tree branches, he was assigned to the Osaka Fourth Division, 37th Regiment, was promoted to corporal of the 61st Wakayama regiment by the following year. He was discharged in 1907, again returned to his father's farm in Tanabe. Here he befriended the writer and philosopher Minakata Kumagusu, becoming involved with Minakata's opposition to the Meiji government's Shrine Consolidation Policy, he and his wife had their first child, a daughter named Matsuko, in 1911. Ueshiba studied several martial arts during his early life, was renowned for his physical strength during his youth.

During his sojourn in Tokyo he studied Kitō-ryū jujutsu under Takisaburo Tobari, enrolled in a school teaching Shinkage-ryū. His training in Gotō-ha Yagyū-ryu under Masakatsu Nakai was sporadic due to his military service, although he was granted a diploma in the art within a few years. In 1901 he received some instruction from Tozawa Tokusaburōin in Tenjin Shin'yō-ryū jujutsu and he studied judo with Kiyoichi Takagi in Tanabe in 1911, after his father had a dojo built on the family compound to encourage his son's training. In 1907, after his return from the war, he was presented with a certificate of enlightenment by his childhood teacher Mitsujo Fujimoto. In the early part of the 20th century, the prefectural government of Hokkaidō

Jovan Dovezenski

Jovan Stanojković, known by his nom de guerre, the demonym Dovezenski, was a Serbian Chetnik commander, participant in the Balkan Wars, in the Battle of Kumanovo, World War I. He was a teacher who turned into a guerilla fighter following Bulgarian oppression on Serb people in Macedonia, he became one of the supreme commanders in Macedonia. He was born on April 8, 1873, in Dovezence near Kumanovo, at the time part of the Kumanovo kaza of the Sanjak of Üsküp, Ottoman Empire, he belonged to the Velčevci family. He went to primary school in the nearby village of Murgaš, in the Gradište Monastery, where they taught in Old Slavonic. By the time of the Serbo-Bulgarian War, he had finished all schools possible in his home region. In 1888, he moved for further education, he entered the theological teacher school of the Society of St. Sava, available to youngsters from Old Serbia and Macedonia. Jovan Babunski, a future fellow Chetnik went to the same school, among others. In 1897 he became a teacher in his home village.

He remained a teacher until March 1904, when he joined the Serbian Chetnik Organization. Pavle Mladenović established the first local Serb-oriented cheta in Kumanovo in springtime 1903 when the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization started assassinating and murdering people who identified themselves as Serbs in the Kumanovo region. After Mladenović, Jovan Stanojković, a teacher up until in Rudar, formed a band in the Kumanovo region, he adopted the nom de guerre "Jovan Dovezenski". Dovezenski spontaneously decided to command his own band after Bulgarian commander Atanas Babata massacred Serbs in his village on 11 August 1904. After the establishment of bands in Kumanovo, self-organized bands were established in Skopska Crna Gora and in the Palanka kaza. All of these bands had the objective of self-defense, they worked independently from one another. In the summer of 1904, resistance to the Bulgarian oppression emerged with the first Serbian-organized secret band in Drimkol, led by Đorđe Cvetković-Drimkolski from Labuništa.

Henceforth, the movement was coordinated. The left side of the Vardar was formed out of locals in the bands of Pavle Mladenović, Petko Ilić. Ilija Jovanović, Ljuba Jezdić and Đorđe Skopljanče were among those sent by the Committee across the border. On the night of 22–23 October 1904, Dovezenski's band attacked the village of Beljakovce, where he, according to the Bulgarian sources, killed Bulgarian Exarchist teacher Teodosi Sholyakov, one other man and two women. In November 1904, Dovezenski came to Vranje where he formed a band, in which, among others, were two youngsters, both from Peć: a border gendarmerie corporal, Kosta Pećanac and a lance sergeant from the NCO school, Đorđe Skopljanče. Dovezenski proved to be a capable organizer and propagandist, thanks to him, the Chetniks were joined by the bands of Ilinden veteran commanders Krsta Kovačević, Vanđel Skopljanče and Milan Štipljanče, he organized the Board of Western Povardarje in 1904. After unsuccessful fights with Bulgarian bands, Komenović was replaced with Dovezenski.

He participated in the Battle of Kumanovo. He was a minister of the National Assembly. There is a story about Jovan Dovezenski and Deda-Laza Aleksić, both widowers, who were interested in the same widow at a party. Dovezenski first took her to dance Aleksić danced with her and longer, the widow chose Dovezenski, he died on 2 May 1935 in Kumanovo. His descendants, as those of Jovan Babunski, are surnamed with their Chetnik surnames. One of his descendants is a researcher and molecular immunologist. Order of the Star of Karađorđe, 4th degree Golden Medal for Courage Commemorative Medal for the Balkan Wars Commemorative Medal for World War I A street in Zvezdara, Belgrade is named after him, his surname is scarcely spelled Stojković. List of Chetnik voivodes Đurić, Veljko Đ.. Ilustrovana istorija četničkog pokreta. Hadži Vasiljević, Jovan. Četnička akcija u Staroj Srbiji i Maćedoniji. Ilić, Vladimir. Српска четничка акција 1903-1912. Ecolibri. ISBN 978-86-7905-044-1. Jovanović, Aleksa. Spomenica dvadesetogodišnjice oslobodjenja Južne Srbije, 1912-1937.

Južna Srbija. Krakov, Stanislav. Plamen četništva. Belgrade: Hipnos. Trbić, Vasilije. Memoari: 1898-1912. Kultura

Morton T. Seligman

Morton T. Seligman was an American naval aviator. A two-time recipient of the Navy Cross, Seligman was involved in a security breach in 1942 which brought to an end his promising naval career and forced his retirement in 1944. Morton Tinslar Seligman was born on July 1, 1895 in Salt Lake City, Utah, in a family of New Mexico pioneers. Seligman graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1918, in the three-year class of 1919. Following World War I Lieutenant Seligman commanded the former submarine chaser SC-272 on minesweeping operations in the North Sea, he was awarded his first Navy Cross for this important work. He became a naval aviator and was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga by 1929. Promoted to Lieutenant Commander, he was commander of the Tophatters fighter squadron in 1933-34. In 1939 he was appointed operations officer at North Island Naval Air Station in San Diego and became the station's executive officer in 1941. In 1940 Selgman was a technical advisor in Flight Command. Promoted to Commander, he became the executive officer of the USS Lexington in 1941.

He served in that post through the Battle of the Coral Sea in which the Lexington was sunk after which he was awarded a gold star decoration for his Navy Cross for his service in that action, in lieu of a second award of the Navy Cross. Seligman was credited with effective management of the ship's damage control parties in an hopeless effort, allowing the ship to be abandoned in an orderly manner with small loss of life, he was one of the last men to leave the ship. Many of the survivors of the Lexington were repatriated back to the United States aboard the USS Barnett. Among the Barnett's passengers was Australian-American journalist Stanley Johnston, the sole journalist present aboard the Lexington during the Coral Sea action. Reporting for the Chicago Tribune, Johnston was on his way back to file his stories about those events. Seligman may have shared a cabin with him aboard the Barnett. Johnston obtained access to a fleet dispatch containing an intelligence estimate of Japanese forces before the 1942 Midway action that indicated clear foreknowledge of Japanese intentions and movements, a document to which Seligman had access.

Johnston's subsequent story in the Tribune raised alarm in the White House and Navy that the Japanese, reading the story, would realize that their codes were broken and that they would change ciphers. At the urging of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who viewed the Tribune and its publisher as an enemy, Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox, Attorney General Francis Biddle was pressed to prosecute Johnston and others at the Tribune for harm to national security under the Espionage Act. At the same time the Navy investigated the source of the breach. No indictments were forthcoming from the grand jury, convened, in part because the necessary evidence was too sensitive for use in a trial. Investigators established that officers on board the Barnett were careless in their handling of sensitive material, that Johnston was able to see some of it. Seligman was blamed for the leak, but due to wartime secrecy was not brought before any formal hearing. Instead, Seligman was assigned to shore duty, an unusual situation for a high-ranking decorated officer who up to that time had been on track to flag rank.

Promotion to Captain, the expected next step, was denied him after the Chief of Naval Operations, Fleet Admiral Ernest King, in a most unique action for King intervened with the selection board to prevent promotion. After two years ashore, Seligman retired in 1944. Although promotion was denied Seligman on active service, on his retirement Seligman was granted a "tombstone promotion" to Captain. In 1945 he was a technical advisor on the movie A Bell for Adano. Seligman died at age 71 at the Naval Hospital Balboa in San Diego on July 9, 1967, he was survived by his wife Adela and his mother

Ashtabula River

The Ashtabula River is a river located northeast of Cleveland in Ohio. The river flows into Lake Erie at the city of Ohio, it is drains 137 square miles. Ashtabula derives from Lenape language ashte-pihële,'always enough to go around, to be given away', a contraction from apchi'always' + tepi'enough' + hële. According to the Geographic Names Information System, the Ashtabula River has been known as: Ashtibula River Riviere Auscubalu Riviere Oscubolu On October 30, 2008 the river was designated a State Scenic River by the Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. In 1985 the first two miles of the river was named an Area of Concern by the International Joint Commission because of Fields Brook, a tributary that had received discharges from 19 industries between the 1940s and 1970s; the cleanup was deemed complete in 2014. Fields Brook Strong Brook Hubbard Run Ashtabula Creek West Branch Ashtabula River East Branch Ashtabula River List of rivers of Ohio Ashtabula River railroad disaster Smolen–Gulf Bridge, a covered bridge across the river USS Ashtabula


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Mariyam Nafees

Mariyam Nafees is a Pakistani television actress. She made her television debut in Hum TV's Diyar-e-Dil as Zarminey and appeared as Tabinda in Kuch Na Kaho. Mariyam started her career in Diyar-e-Dil alongside Osman Khalid Butt, Maya Ali, Hareem Farooq, Abid Ali and Sanam Saeed, she played Zarminay as Suhaib and Arjumand's youngest child and Wali's youngest sister and the maternal granddaughter and Great-niece of Bedaar Khan and Yasmeen through her mother Arjumand. Before her birth, her maternal grandparents died, but she still had her paternal grandfather Bakhtiar Khan through her father Sohaib. Zarminay remains with her most of the time, she loves Agha Jan and her family but was never introduced to her uncle Behroze family until her father's death. She respected Behroze and Wali, but hated Ruhina and Faarah and Agha Jan gets ill due to their doings. Zarminay attended Faarah and Wali's marriage, she applied of medical college and was given the proposal of Ibad who happens to be Agha Jan's close friend's grandson.

After Wali bought Faarah to Haveli on their contract, Zarminay started ignoring her and once yelled at her looking to Agha Jan's health. However, after seeing Agha Jan's love and affection in Faarah's eyes, Zarminay apologised with her and the two bonded, she was mostly seen with Faarah and decides to help her stay in Haveli and make Wali understand her true feelings. In Haya Ke Daaman Main, she has served in the role of Rija as the friend of Main Protagonist, she remains in Haya's home for all of time and their friendship is non-understandable by Haya's family. While, Haya has 2 brothers friad and Arish (who is to marry Mizna, daughter of and lina, married to farid. Haya's family is big. Haya scares Rija by turtle. Haya's father likes their friendship. Haya has not control on her talking, she talks as she thinks but her mother makes her aware from scaring Rija and talking without thinking. Mizna's aunt Anwari enters their house. Rija falls on floor. Aarish pushes her foot. Anwari sees her and gets out of their house to convince her sister and brother-in-law to refuse relation.

Friad wants her to marry Shan but his family married her to Babar. Mariyam Nafees on Twitter Mariyam Nafees on Instagram